FAQs

The Click My Cause app is available for the iPhone. We plan to offer the app for Android phones in the future.
We do not share your email address with any organization. Your elected representatives receiving your messages see your email address, and the information you entered identifying you as one of their constituents (name, street address). Please see our privacy policy on our home page. The organizations you choose to send you mobile alerts see your name and city only.
When there is a red “Act Now” button by a bill, it’s time to message Sacramento. Click on the “Act Now” button, and then click “send postcard.”
When there is no red “act now” button by a bill, that means there’s no action to take. When you tap on the bill, you will still see your message for the bill. But wait until the supporting organization alerts you it’s time to speak up on the bill. Then, there will be the red “act now” button by the bill.
A red badge on your app icon means you have a pending alert. Open the app, and click on the “Act Now” button.
Confirm Notifications are turned on for the Click My Cause app: Make sure you allowed notifications for this app (see “Allow Notifications” below). Also confirm you do not have a pending update for the app. If none of this works, then delete the app and download it again from the app store. If you do not remember your password after you download it (on the sign-in screen), there is a “forgot password” feature on the sign-in screen. Timing: Organizations only send alerts when your voice is needed because a bill is up for a vote in the CA legislature. The CA legislature is in session January through September, with alerts starting in March every year. Allow Notifications: To ensure you receive alerts, check your notifications setting for the Click My Cause app:
  • On your iPhone, click on Settings
  • Click on Notifications
  • Click on Click My Cause app
  • Make sure the “allow notifications” at the top is green (if not, slide button)
  • Turn on “show on lock screen” so you always see your Click My Cause banner alerts
If notifications are turned on, check your notifications selected for this app. The best “alert style” for this app is the “alerts” selection. That way, all you have to do is tap on the alert to send your postcard.The alternative alert style, the “banner” selection, will disappear from your iPhone screen. When the banner disappears, you can still send your postcards either by (1) clicking on the alert in your notifications tray or (2) clicking on your CMC icon (and clicking on any pending “Act Now” red buttons).
We need your street address (not just your city or zip code) to identify your California state legislators (assembly member and senator) to receive your messages. More than one legislator can represent voters within the same zip code.
Click on “edit profile” above the drop down navigation menu
Click on “edit profile” on the drop down navigation menu
Enter your unit number without using the “#” sign. For example, “Unit 1”, not “Unit #1”
Click on “forgot password” on the sign in screen
  1. Access the dropdown menu by tapping on the three horizontal bars in the black bar above “Welcome” on your home screen
  2. At the top of the dropdown menu, tap on the green “edit profile”
  3. Tap on your email address, change it
  4. Tap “done” on the top black bar
  5. Select “home” to return to your home screen
Yes. On the email postcard and on the “thank you” screen after you click “send postcard,” you will see options to share on social media. For your social media friends, it’s just a couple clicks too (click 1: open share link, click 2, email Sacramento – if they have the app. If they don’t have the app, the share link takes them to the App store)
For a message about a state bill, your message is sent to your CA assembly member, CA senator, and the committee where the bill is pending. If you tap on the word “Representative” in the phrase “Dear Representative,” you will see the list of recipients of your message. For a message about other matters pending outside the state legislature, you message is delivered to the decision maker(s) on that matter, as designated by the nonprofit tracking that matter.
Yes. On the dropdown menu, select “contact representative.” Type in the issue or bill, select “support” or “oppose.” When you’re done, click “create postcard.” You can add a personal note to your ready-made postcard on the postcard screen.
Yes. On the postcard screen, click on the box icon in the upper left corner.
On the email postcard, select “no thanks.” You will not receive another alert on that bill.
Tap on the organization logo and you are taken to the organization’s website
On an organization home screen, tap on a bill and you will see the email postcard for that bill. At the bottom of the email postcard, tap on “learn more”